Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet)

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet)

Formula 26 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Actions:

  • Tonifies and warms Kidney Yang
  • Dispels Cold.
  • Drains damp and water accumulation and promotes urination.

Indications:

  • Yang Deficiency Cold: Weakness and soreness in the lower back and knees, tenderness or tense feeling in the lower abdomen, a cold feeling in the lower half of the body, impotence, spermatorrhea, palpitations, clear and profuse urination possibly with incontinence, water retention, irritability with a difficulty or inability to lay down
  • Kidney Yang Deficiency with Damp and Water Accumulation: Wasting and Thirsting disorder with thirst and copious and frequent urination. Leg Qi with sore, weak, numb, and swollen lower limbs and difficulty walking.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Swollen and pale tongue, possibly with teeth marks

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Weak and deep pulse, possibly thin or empty

Western Uses:

  • Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Neurasthenia
  • Chronic Nephritis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Urinary Retention
  • Climacteric Syndromes

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula is warming, it should be avoided in patients with Yin deficiency and dryness, empty heat, or fluid impairment.
  • Also, do not use in cases with Damp-Phlegm conditions presenting with a greasy tongue coat.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Shu Di Huang is commonly substituted for Sheng Di Huang.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Bladder

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 24 grams
Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow
Shan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit, Cornus)
Quantity = 12 grams
Slightly Warm Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni Officinalis)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Fructus Corni Officinalis
Chinese:
山茱萸
Tone Marks:
shān zhū yú
Alt Names:
Shan Yu Rou
Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea)
Quantity = 12 grams
Neutral Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Channels:
KI, LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Chinese:
山药
Tone Marks:
shān yao
Alt Names:
Huai Shan Yao, Huai Shan
Translation:
Mountain Herb, Mountain Medicine
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite)
Quantity = 3 grams
Hot Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Channels:
HT, KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Chinese:
附子
Tone Marks:
fù zi
Translation:
Appendage
Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig)
Quantity = 3 grams
Warm Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
桂枝
Tone Marks:
guì zhī
Ze Xie (Water Plantain Rhizome, Alisma)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cold Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Alismatis
Chinese:
泽泻
Tone Marks:
zé xiè
Alt Names:
Fu Ze Xie
Translation:
Marsh Drain
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 9 grams
Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex of the Peony Tree Root)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cool Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Channels:
HT, LIV, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Moutan
Chinese:
牡丹皮
Tone Marks:
mŭ dān pí

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